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February 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Malawi Educator starts #TeacherTuesday

The World Education Blog in association with Education For All Global Monitoring Report is sponsoring #Teacher Tuesday. Each week for the next ten weeks they will share blog posts from ten different educators from around the world. The intent is to give voice to educators…
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Added by Thomas Whitby on February 28, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Eliminate Tech from the Education Discussion

After five decades of being an educator, I am growing weary of the constant discussion over the divide between education and technology. When will we reach a point where we will discuss Education, teaching and learning without having to debate technology? The idea of learning hasn’t changed since the beginning of time. We learn to survive and improve. Much like breathing, it is what we do naturally. Unlike breathing, some learn better than others, but the concept is the same for…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on February 27, 2014 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments

Can We Memorize Math Facts?

We have a very common phobia with math environments is the fact memorization. So many structured individuals feel it,”Use them and you will eventually learn them”. It is important for the student to learn the skill and leave it to "osmosis", and begin practice methods early. I tend toward the math helper,” I am willing to relax and let the student learn math facts on their own, But I  believe student should  know the  importance of facts to understand the math and grow in…

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Added by John Marsh on February 27, 2014 at 6:27am — 2 Comments

Teaching Toddlers the Art of Conflict Resolution

Whether we like it or not, conflict is a part of everyone’s lives. We cannot fight our children’s battles for them and while there are some times when we need to step in, teaching them how to handle conflict will better prepare them for many of life’s hurdles. If you begin teaching your toddler about conflict resolution at a young age, they will have a much better way of dealing with it when they are adults.

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Added by Oscar Marin on February 24, 2014 at 8:26am — 2 Comments

5 Tips To Improve Your Child’s Education

Not surprisingly, budget cuts put tremendous pressure on you to search for ways to improve your child's education.



Over the past nine years, 41 states have cut their education budgets. They’ve slashed teaching positions, increased class sizes, and delayed buying new books and materials.



In the past year, education funding dropped $3 billion dollars. When you factor in the end of federal stimulus money, that number doubles to $6 billion.



It…

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Added by John Marsh on February 11, 2014 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

#OZeLIVE Sat/Sun 22-23 Feb free Online Conf : http://ozelive.com

#OZeLIVE Sat/Sun 22-23 Feb free Online Conf : Asia friendly time http://ozelive.com

This online conference is in 2 weeks time … it is the inaugural conf for this new annual series … to be held online using the webinar platform BlackBoard Collaborate … mainly organised from Australia but with a global reach.

You (colleagues) can attend on any device … even the iPad which is very convenient and now robust enough to use … I’ve just written a Blog…

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Added by Shamblesguru on February 10, 2014 at 6:02am — No Comments

My different poems

Haiku

        Provoking isn't good,

        For father to feel angry

        It is discourging.

Added by sagee shah on February 9, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

The Buffet Table #GAFESummit

photo credit: shoot-first via photopin

One of the great things about the buffet table is that it…

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Added by Jennie Snyder on February 3, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

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